The southern Warrain and Currarong beaches sweep in a near continuous 7 km arc from Kinghorn Point to the Peels Reef at Currarong (Fig. 4.331). The beach initially trends south then slowly swings to the southeast and east by the reefs. The Warrain section (NSW 404) trends for 3.4 km... Read more
The southern Warrain and Currarong beaches sweep in a near continuous 7 km arc from Kinghorn Point to the Peels Reef at Currarong (Fig. 4.331). The beach initially trends south then slowly swings to the southeast and east by the reefs. The Warrain section (NSW 404) trends for 3.4 km from the point to a slight salient formed in lee of the low rocky reefs of Hammer Head Point. It is backed by a continuous densely vegetated foredune, then the Currarong Road, with access to a picnic area in lee of the point. The southern Currarong beach (NSW 405) trends southeast from the salient for 3.6 km, past the small Plutus Creek mouth, curving round to face north in lee of Peels Reef at the Currarong settlement. Currarong Creek flows out between the end of the beach and the rocky reef. A 10 m high foredune and the road back the beach all the way to Currarong, with beachfront houses backing the southern 1 km, between the Plutus and Currarong creeks. Currarong Creek is used to launch and anchor small fishing boats, which head out through the narrow entrance at high tide. Waves average 1.4 m at the northern end of Warrain Beach but drop to less than 1 m at the southern end and 0.5 m along Currarong. These in turn usually produce rips every 200-300 m along Warrain Beach, with rips decreasing in occurrence and strength along Currarong Beach.
Rips are a hazard along Warrain Beach with the best swimming along the more sheltered Currarong Beach.
There are numerous beach breaks along Warrain, with usually a small shorebreak at Currarong. Big southeast swell gets into Currarong with south winds blowing offshore. The waves tend to close out on the beaches, however Peels Reef can provides some rideable waves.
Warrain Beach usually has a number of rip holes, while Currarong is used more as a base for offshore fishing, or rock fishing round the Beecroft Peninsula. There are a number of well-known spots around the Peninsula, some quite dangerous, some very dangerous. If rock fishing here first check with the locals and use extreme caution.Read less
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SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw404